In a way, your website is not unlike any other in that you need visitors to remain sustainable and profitable. Whether income arrives from the sale of a product or the advertising impressions users generate, one of the best ways to get people in the door is through an affiliate program.
Yahoo just sent out an affiliate related notification announcing payouts on actions (leads and sign-ups) to its popular photo managment and sharing application Flickr. Flickr? Yes, Flickr.
Yahoo/Flickr will be paying $1.00 for a Flickr account sign-up and $5.00 for a sale of the Yahoo Flickr pro subscription. In reality, it is quite a generous payout. Editors note - the program is being run through Commision Junction.
As with other lead based actions in the Yahoo! affiliate program, Yahoo will not be paying comissions on incentivized traffic but they did note that they will allow incentivized traffic for paid Flickr Pro subscriptions. Imagine that.
Yahoo! has a long and troubled history when it comes to affiliate programs (anyone recall the Yahoo! Publisher Network?) but this does indicate a renewed interest - some of you might call it a desperate attempt - to reach out and work with community of Web professionals.